Sofia New Orleans

4.8
864 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Sofia is an Italian-inspired kitchen that has an elevated take on traditional cuisine in a fun and funky setting in the warehouse district. Acclaimed chef Talia Diele's menu of inventive small plates, traditionally prepared meats and fish, handmade pasta, and wood fired pizza has drawn rave reviews locally and nationally. Our Italian inspired cocktails, craft beers and Italian wine list have been carefully curated and will appeal to the most discerning palates.

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MReim
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was too fast it seemed. The waitress was really cool

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MelissaM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best brunch experience! Will def be back!

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vipUpperWestSider
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sofia's is my new NOLA favorite for Italian inspired culinary. Staff is professional and accommodating. Best location. Food is clever and well balanced. Some might say the pizza is a little to salty - well, I like my salt. Perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Love this restaurant! Service and food were wonder!!

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vipRobertW
New Orleans
128 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant plus lots of fun! Had the meatball appetizer followed by a spicy vodka pasta before enjoying their classic pizza margherita thoroughly. The waitstaff and kitchen works so hard to boot.

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vipwhitneym21
Baton Rouge
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food and drinks were wonderful! Service was a little slower than we anticipated but this was probably due to staffing and we went on a busy night. We would come back again!!

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vipRobertW
New Orleans
129 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kale salad is amazing, finely shredded. Lamb ragu is so good. And the mushroom pizza unique and unusual, delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
57 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Madelyn for exceptional service ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

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ANGIEB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing! The service was great! My daughter is friends with the owners sister so we got the royal treatment! Was outstanding! Definitely recommend!

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Samantha
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ricotta pancakes were really good! Definitely a great brunch spot!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Made the mistake of getting a last minute reservation closer to closing time and had a terrible experience. It was very clear from the server the moment we sat down that she was clearly ready to go and she was definitely unhappy about serving us. This was not my first time dining here and my prior experiences weren’t the best but I decided to give it one last try. The drinks were subpar and the food was not good this evening at all and im guessing it’s because the kitchen was ready to close as well. What was the worst part was that I ordered a pizza with Italian Sausage and the sausage was literally UNCOOKED and the pizza was served luke warm. (Pink meat pics attached) It was as if the pizza was in the oven all of 5 mins then served. The server barely came to the table for me to even have the chance to say anything so we simply paid and left. I will never eat here again after this disappointing experience.

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SteveS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All Good.
Except they charge a mandatory 4% tip for the cooks in the bill.
Additionally, When we ordered dessert, they asked us to buy the cooks a round of drinks.( A line item in the dessert menu)
Maybe this is the future, but it put us off and we will probably go to another restaurant.

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ShellyP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great fun with our friends! Amazing food!

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Neighborhoodexplorer
New Orleans
25 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time there and it was awesome! Food, service, and atmosphere were wonderful. We’ll be back soon.

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Lauren
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We totally enjoyed brunch! It was our first time dining here and will absolutely return. Our server, Jordan was great; helpful in helping us decide choices

We usually go to the same places for brunch but am so glad we changed things up this weekend. I am looking forward to returning

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
58 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location for getting it done

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vipRobertW
New Orleans
129 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the lamb ragu, carrot pesto, and pizza margherita. And the waitress worked incredibly hard!

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VicS
Baton Rouge
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food as always.

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vipLadyTT
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my absolute favorite spots! Fantastic food. Excellent Service. Fun times.

This is not your mama’s Italian restaurant with white tablecloths and hushed conversations. Sofia is also not a stuffy Nola institution restaurant. It is fun with great music and vibes.

Chef will feed your hungry self and the team will make sure you are having a good time. My favorites are the meatballs, alla vodka and Bistecca. I’ve literally never had a pasta I’ve not loved here.

This spot is perfect for a high energy evening. Don’t bring your grandma late night on the weekends unless she’s cool af. This is THE spot for fun & sexy dates, girls’ nights and any celebrations! If you want a calmer time, go early. Remember to ALWAYS make a reservation. Sofia is lit in the best of ways!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

really lovely & staff was super nice

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Very bad service, I felt they wanted to close the restaurant, when I order dessert the waiter told me this kitchen was already closed without any notice.

Sofia New Orleans
Responded on January 8, 2022

Hello, I would love to extend our sincerest apologies for our failures in service. We never want anyone to feel rushed in their experience. If you had enjoyed a meal with us we should have offered you a dessert at your convenience. If you feel comfortable, I would love to speak with you further about your experience with us and have you back into the restaurant so that we could provide you with the kind of hospitality that we pride ourselves on. -Peter Gordon General Manager

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vipKate
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Sofia, but it will not be the last! Each dish was a new experience. The flavors were complex but so perfectly paired. We enjoyed the following items:

- House Ricotta (I've never had more delicious focaccia in my entire life, and I am a huge bread nerd. Second favorite dish of the evening)

- Cacio E Pepe (Absolutely perfectly cooked pasta. Simple yet powerful dish)

- Lamb Ragu (Our favorite dish of the evening - so full of flavor that every bite was almost a new experience. Beautiful plating!)

- Risotto (The mushrooms were so well done.)

- Gulf Fish (Everything about this dish was immaculate. Perfectly cooked fish, beautifully plated. Third favorite dish of the evening)

- Zeppole (The coffee mascarpone and house made jam were SO good)

- Chocolate Torta (Since we were low on time (see below), we took dessert to go. This dessert is absolutely decadent. The torta is so good; it'd be amazing by itself. But add in the crumbly crust, the smoky cocoa nibs, and the rosemary aroma and you've got yourself a slice of heaven you won't forget anytime soon. We still have some left that I'll be enjoying every day this week.)

A special thank you to Gail for her fantastic service. We arrived at 5:00pm to have dinner before a 6:30pm show at the Saenger. Without her attentive service and perfect timing of the courses, we wouldn't have made it to the show on time. Thank you, Gail!

We are already looking forward to our next time at Sofia!

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Hadestown
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was exceptional! Ambience was casual but sophisticated. Food was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was NYE so pretty busy. Staff was very nice and attentive. Food was great! Will definitely be returning.

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mansss
New England
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

I really don’t recommend this place. Literally everything I ordered was extremely salty & inedible. The meatballs, alla vodka pasta & spicy pizza were all INEDIBLE and SO SALTY. Pretty sure my blood pressure rose immensely after the experience here. God awful. We had to force ourselves to finish what we ordered. Even the salad was salty. What an awful experience. After readying so many great reviews I honestly expected better.

Sofia New Orleans
Responded on January 8, 2022

Hello, I would love to extend our sincerest apologies that you did not enjoy anything, and further that we were not able to rectify this problem while you were still in the restaurant.If you feel comfortable, I would love to speak with you further about your experience with us and have you back into the restaurant so that we could provide you with the kind food that we pride ourselves on. -Peter Gordon - GM

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vipMarkL
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant cancelled reservation night before because of Covid-19.
Wasn’t able to get a decent reservation anywhere else nearby, so ended up eating take-out pizza on a family “foodies” trip to NO. Total letdown and disappointed ….

Sofia New Orleans
Responded on January 8, 2022

Mark, I am sorry that we were not able to serve you. I am however disappointed that you would choose to leave us a 1 star review after we reached out to you, left a voice mail explaining and apologizing for having to cancel your reservation and offered you a discount to rebook. Covid has been difficult on everyone and our choice to close was for the safety of guests such as yourself and your family. I hope that you can see this, and that we can find a safer time to share Sofia with you.

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LolaF
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I didn’t like food that much, flavor was ok, not the best for the price. Service was bad, I don’t think I would like to go back.

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Mario
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great for everyday dining and special occasion.
Food is good! Service excellent! Great Martins!

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Michael
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit to Sofia. We love the bread, shrimp, meatballs and the cacio e pepe pasta! We just really love the restaurant. Staff always very attentive.

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StephanieG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The squid ink pasta was so good I had to order another serving. The staff was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
58 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you so much for making our Anniversary dinner a special night to remember!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and so was the service!

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Joellslp
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding! We’ll definitely be back!

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Bernadette
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sofia was the absolute cutest! I was there to celebrate my graduation from Tulane. The food was phenomenal but I have to shout out our waiter who I have neglected to get his name. He was so attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. I was brunching with a couple of other groups of people knowing I was celebrating, so had made a number of concessions to find a place that could accommodate a number of different diets. As a vegan I was prepared to not have a lot of choices and to have salad and drink my way through brunch, but he offered with the help of the chef a handful more dishes that could be modified plant-based. This was unexpected and above and beyond. And dessert was offered as a scoop of lemon sorbet in a glass of Prosecco and it was PERFECT. I would return here frequently for brunch if I lived in New Orleans and request this waiter ALL THE TIME.

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vipRobertW
New Orleans
129 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered my favorites, the mushroom pizza, outstanding, preceded by their out-of-this-world carrot pesto appetizer, accompanied by pinot noir- sooo good!

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vipGKJE
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our vaccine cards were not requested and not show to the person at the desk. That is just wrong! The place was lively, the food was excellent but took FOREVER for the entrees to come out

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TeresaB
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent

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vipUptownwoman
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

The food was mediocre, not well seasoned. Certainly below expectations for New Orleans where there is no excuse for mediocre poorly seasoned food. For example, the meatballs had non seasoning, none. The kale salad was boring. The shrimp were good. The staff was wonderful though and sitting on the sidewalk lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, atmosphere and service was excellent!!! We will definitely return.

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GwenZ
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SERVER WAS GREAT, FOOD AND ATMOSPHERE WAS GREAT, BUT VERY NOISY. WILL DEFINITELY RETURN.

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You can order delivery directly from Sofia New Orleans using the Order Online button. Sofia New Orleans also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 322-3216.

Sofia New Orleans is rated 4.8 stars by 864 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.